Officials of the Department of State Security Services, (DSS), the Police as well as the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday morning laid siege to the residence Senate President Bukola Saraki and that of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja.
Saraki’s home was earlier in the morning locked down by police officers and his convoy prevented from leaving the premises following the invitation by the Inspector General of Police, Idris K. Ibrahim.
The extraordinary development has prevented the lawmakers from going out which will effectively cancel today’s sitting of the Senate.
This has also been confirmed by the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan wondered why the security operatives were after the lawmakers.
He tweeted, “Security operatives block Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu,’s residence in Apo, Abuja… Senate President Bukola Saraki already invited by the Police by 8am… Is this a democracy?”
Saraki had in a statement late Monday described the police invitation as politically motivated, saying he would be vindicated once again as he was at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Details to come…